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BIG GANG WILL HAVE LIVELY
FIGHT ON THEIR HANDS
' If the Automatic phone seizure
question is shelved till next fall by
the council committee the La Salle
st. gang that is trying to protect
Og. Armour's dollars and make a fool
of the city will find in existence apub
lic ownership league ready to give it
the scrap of its life.
The league will be organized at a
convention to be held in Musicians'
hall, 175 Washington st, Sunday,
Aug. 29. Its immediate object will
be to help the city secure its rights
in the Automatic phone deaL
Having failed to live up to its
franchise agreements, the phone
company should now be the property
of the city. The public ownership
league is going to see if it cannot aid
the city in gettting what belongs
There will be branch organizations
in every ward. The whole fight at the
start will be on the auto phone ques
tion. Later other issues will be taken
up, but first the league will try to see
if the city cannot get the auto phone,
enlarge its service until it is strong
enough to break the strangulation
gVasp of the Chicago Telephone Co.,
which is holding up the people of
Chicago on every phone calL
Hep. Frank Buchanan, Raymond
Robbins, Margaret Haley and Aid.
John C. Kennedy will speak at the
meeting. There will be delegates
from every union local in the city and
other organizations, notably the
jPenny Phone league will help out
The move was indorsed Sunday
by the Chicago Federation of Labor,
whjch yesterday sent letters to all
affiliated locals asking them to have
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She No, Jack, I fear we could nev
er be happy. You know I always want
my own way in everything.
Jack Well, you could go ox want
ing it after we are married,
COUNTY BOARD FINANCE BODY;
SAYS NIX ON JUDGES' RAISE "
The finance committee of the coun- j
ty board yesterday blue penciled the
judges' payroll to prevent them from
drawing their first pay with the
$2,000 increase passed by the legis-L ,
lature after the recent election. Noth- Vr
ing was said regarding the action of !
the committee at the regular meeting
of the board. The judges are expected
to fight for their pay through the I
They now draw down $12,000 a
year, which is double the salary of
'a municipal court judge and $5,000
more than the salary of a federal
Attorneys claim that the constitu-'
tion of the state forbids the salary of
a judge being raised while he is in
office. Couny Clerk Sweitzer oblig
ingly held up the certificate of the
election until the law providing the
salary increase went into effect.
Up1 to yesterday the judges thought'
they had their increase In pay
cinched. The county commissioners i
who have opposed the increase from"
the beginning say the judges are get-"
ting a large enough salary now. Sev-".
eral veiled hints as to the probability i
of a conspiracy among the judges to
obtain the increase were made at the z
MAX MAY FACE TWO CHARGES .
Bigamy, as well as embezzlement,
may be charged against Max Palen-7
ske, who gave himself up to federal-,
authorities yesterday and confessed
taking thousands from the Drovers' i
National bank while working as as- O'
sistant cashier. Josephine G. Tobin,
phone operator in the Corn Exchange
National bank, also "visited federal
According to a story told Hiaton'
G. Claybaugh, credited to her, she-?
was married to him at Windsor, Gh
taria, Feb. 22, in the belief that hei
was divorced. She will go before the -federal
grand jury to tell -of the court-2
ship which lasted six years.